China has become a topic of conversation the world over whether you look in the pages of the New York Times, the Financial Times, The Hindu or the Rajasthan Patrika. Interpretations of its political system and its democratic value are highly one sided in media outlets. The western media and intellectuals, as well as its allied outlets in Asia and Africa, want to paint the Chinese people as victims of an authoritarian state, and deny the existence of rich debates and civil life within China. Here we have compiled a list of books that offer an understanding of Chinese history, its political system and thought, and its current meteoric rise on the world stage. These are works that attempt to study China on its own terms, independent of Western propaganda and racist rhetoric.
History of the Chinese Revolution